...Have been consumed mostly in the kitchen, either cleaning up, making a mess, or getting ready to make a mess.
This evening it was nice to not have to cook. Daniel's parents treated us to dinner at the college cafeteria (open to the public for a small fee, all you can eat) and we had a delicious, relaxing meal. Then we went to WalMart for Daniel to get a new pair of shoes for work (as the ones he has now finally have worn plum out), and I successfully got an early start on Christmas shopping!! I bought some CUTE material to make my 4 nephews each a special pillowcase (and they are not old enough to get on-line and read my blog, so I am trusting you parents to not tell them!!). I bought the pattern a few weeks ago, and I cut the pattern out this evening. I can't wait to get the material cut out and sewn up!
Here is what I've been working on in the kitchen:
The corn!! Oh, the corn!! While I am VERY, VERY thankful for this delicious, yellow, juicy, oh-so-good-I-could-eat-it-raw corn from my garden, I was a little mystified at why God created corn worms?? No kidding, there were at least 3 in every ear. It was unusual to see less than 3. It took a LONG time to husk the corn due to these little critters and the gross mess they made. And nope, I wasn't heroic like Daniel and decapitate each worm. It was way too many and it was taking long enough as it was. I think the worms ate almost as much or more corn off these ears than we will get to!!
Here is the results. I saved a dozen ears to eat later, we had about 6 that night with supper, and this is what was left that I cut off and froze. I got 5 quarts and enough to finish out a previous almost-full quart.
And the peaches :) Oh my, these are amazing! I could eat these luscious babies morning, noon and night if it didn't matter. This is 2 1/2 bushel pictured here. I thought I'd taken some "after" pictures, but they weren't on the camera, so I guess not! So far I have canned 9 quarts of "plain" peaches, and 6 quarts of pie filling. That's all that were ripe enough to do anything with yet, but I will probably do something (besides eat some for breakfast, with lunch and supper, snack and dessert....) tomorrow, and for sure will be busy Monday!
And here's what Daniel and I did a little of after we got home from town (only this is just Daniel, I was behind the camera :) ):
It is now late, and I'm about to fall asleep, so I will call it a night!! And yay! Tomorrow is Saturday and I can sleep in if nothing unplanned happens!
So: Goodnight, sleep tight, and don't let the bedbugs bite.